Our Commitment

Forth Valley College works hard to support all of our students to achieve their goals during their time here. We understand that everyone is an individual and that some students require additional support to help them achieve their full potential. You may have a condition or learning difficulty which sometimes challenges your studies.

Within our Student Support Team, we have highly experienced Learning Support Advisors (LSA) who provide learning and teaching related support to students with Additional Support Needs.

The information on this page is for students on mainstream courses e.g. Access level, NC, HNC/D and Degree programmes. Information on support for students with more complex Additional Support Needs and our Supported Courses can be found here.

Students who are attending a Schools Partnership course should contact schools.co-ordinator@forthvalley.ac.uk to discuss the support available.

Additional Support Needs include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Dyslexia or Dyspraxia
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Mobility or dexterity difficulties
  • Unseen disabilities such as epilepsy
  • General learning difficulties
  • Health and medical conditions

Learning Support

Applicants are strongly encouraged to tell us of any additional support needs on their college online application.

Telling us this information before you start your course, means we can put together a support plan as early as possible, which means your lecturers will know how to meet your needs.

Already a student and haven’t told us about your support needs yet? Let us know via MyInfo or speak to your lecturing team.